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Circularity calls to action

The European project HOUSEFUL has released a video to invite key stakeholders in the housing sector to join a series of co-creation workshops. The workshops aim to socially validate the circular solutions developed by HOUSEFUL and make...

Sonderborg committed to going zero-carbon by 2029

Sonderborg´s local government has committed to going zero-carbon by the end of the decade. This would be achieved by investing in renewables, by promoting sustainable growth, and by ensuring the creation of green jobs.   The main projects...

Open-source software to support low-carbon district energy network planning

With an ambitious EU Green Deal on the table, providing secure, affordable and low carbon energy stays high on the priority list of local authorities to increase air quality and reach their energy and climate targets in 2030 and establish...

Morocco: Climate finance for energy-efficient buildings

Morocco’s residential sector is growing – as is energy demand. To keep in line with Morocco’s NDC objectives, a financing mechanism to support energy efficiency is under preparation with support from the NAMA Facility . Within this NAMA...

Financing the green transition: The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

The European Union is the first to become carbon neutral by 2050 in the world. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - will mobilise public investments and unlock public funds through EU...

European Industry, business and politics welcome Belfast Met led new qualification

Both Northern Ireland business and European government have embraced a new digital construction training platform introduced by Belfast Metropolitan College in partnership with six other European partners.   Speaking at the ‘BIMcert...

NEW INFO MATERIAL FOR ZERO-PLUS

Brand new info material for ZERO-PLUS has been prepared recently, highlighting the concept of the residential settlements of the future. The info material consists of a Roll Up banner, a poster and a brochure and includes topics such as...

At EU Green Deal conference Monica Frassoni highlights importance of energy efficiency to decarbonize Europe

The production and use of energy across economic sectors account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency (EE) must be prioritised. If we all want to go towards electrification, digitalisation and all the...

Glass: A low-hanging fruit for the climate – and a tough nut to crack

As a high-level group of CEOs, academics and politicians gathered in Brussels last week to discuss the future of the glass industry, they recognised how glass is a material which is used everywhere, from smartphones to cars, from ovens to...

A Green Deal that works for everyone – Making the renovation wave a reality

European leaders agreed in December that Europe would adopt a net-zero emission target for 2050 which would be put into legislation in March of this year. The European Commission issued a list of initiatives to respond to the ambitious...

Glass industry boss: Replacing old windows can bring huge energy savings

This interview addresses the near future of the European flat glass industry under the building renovation wave. The flat glass industry is expected to grow significantly in the next years in order to respond to the European Green Deal´s...

Workshop - Energy flexible buildings and integrated energy grids

On 9th March 2020 Eurac research is hosting a workshop at NOI Techpark (Bolzano) within the FESR project INTEGRIDS funded by ERDF/ EFRE/ FESR EU Program of Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, under the grant n. FESR1042. The main...

PEEB Report: Business Models for Green Buildings

Green buildings are already on the way to becoming global practice for residential and non-residential buildings.   Real estate actors around the globe have developed business models to build profitable businesses around green buildings. “...

#23 Rehabilitation in French Guiana: Feedback from the REX system AQC high-performance buildings

Since 2010, the Construction Quality Agency (AQC) has been supporting the construction industry by identifying emerging risks in so-called high-performance buildings through the BP REX system. This system highlights the points of vigilance...

# 24 - The context of the Nianing Church

Located in a small town of 6500 inhabitants, the church of Nianing is one of the most famous in Senegal. This shell-shaped biomimetic building is inspired by termite mounds to preserve the faithful from the heat. Read the case study of the...

24th International Passive House Conference 2020 - Call for papers

It´s time, show us now how we build the fu­ture - sus­tain­ablyTrue to this motto, you can hand in your sub­mis­sions for the 24th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce un­til March 2, 2020. We are already look­ing for­ward to re­...

Join the ManagEnergy Talk with Cara Augustenborg on 18 February

After two very successful editions featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins and Prof. Per Espen Stoknes, the ManagEnergy Talk is back during the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place! Dr Cara Augustenborg...

Protecting Against BIM Risk - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

Ten Episodes:   Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building...

Interview with Herman Eijdems, Mijnwater B.V. - HeatNet NWE

Interview with Herman Eijdems, Innovation Manager at Mijnwater B.V. About HeatNet NWE: Reducing CO2 emissions in cities is a major challenge. HeatNet North-West   Read more on Construction21

#25 RESET, the standard for sustainable architecture in the tropics

Designed by and for tropical countries, the RESET standard is almost unique. Created in Costa Rica by the Instituto de Arquitectura Tropical, it has the particularity of advocating technological frugality. Bruno Stagno, one of its editors...